Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire’s Kismet is more than meets the eye

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I have a very strange relationship with Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire’s music. On the one hand, I really like his sound and style. On the other hand, his not safe for work nor politically… Continue reading

Bryant Dope and Hannibal King Bringing that New New York Sound

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Know how you can tell someone is from New York? They’ll tell you. With that being said, I’m a proud New Yorker, no matter what my permanent address says. Growing up and listening… Continue reading

MIXTAPE: Pop Booties. Not Molly. Vol. 1.

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Listen to the mixtape and dance like Yeezus So in between mixtapes, TakAttack is the only person who demands more mixtapes. Everyone owes that guy a thank you card because I just put… Continue reading

Interview: Fonz-E Mak Explains Himself and His Sound

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On Friday, I had the privilege of interviewing an artist that I’ve been following for sometime, Fonz-E Mak. It was my first real interaction with an artist alone, and it could not have gone… Continue reading

Lorine Chia Takes Listeners on an Emotional Rollercoaster

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I’ve been listening exclusively to hip hop recently, which has me exhausted. I’ve been scouring the daunting twittersphere, soundcloud, and online forums trying to stay on top of all the new artists releasing… Continue reading

June and Teddy Walton Stay True to Their Motto and Keep it Onehunned

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So far most of my post have been about Chicago artists, due to the fact that I live there and I find its music scene filled with great talent. Today though, I wanted… Continue reading

The Return of the Bad Character!!!

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Lord Quas, The Unseen, The Bad Character, Astro Black, or Quasimoto, no matter what Madlib’s imagined collaborator goes by ,on any given track, as soon as I hear the high pitched voice and… Continue reading

Dally Auston’s Another Strong Emcee From SAVEMONEY

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 The best thing about finding a group of artists that have been established locally for a while, has to be the amount of music that they have made readily available. Recently, when I feel… Continue reading

Julian Malone’s IIOVIIIO Creating a Buzz for Diff. Rent

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My second year in college I happened to stumble upon a video by a group of young Chicago rappers, calling themselves the BRKF$T Club. It was based on the hit series That 70’s Show, and… Continue reading

Let Atu’s Smooth Sound Take You Places

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To be honest I know relatively nothing about Atu, a 21 year old producer from Ann Arbor, Michigan. I found out about him on a random hip hop board, just last week, and I… Continue reading